Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
This swap is for 12.5 inch blocks APPLIQUE ONLY with back round colors to match the theme. Shades of blues, turquoise or swirly looking fabrics......whatever looks watery...or interesting. the back grounds do not have to all be the same and your choice of creatures do not have to be all one color either!!embellishments are allowed but keep them quilt friendly please. Let's make these more realistic looking and not cartoonish. Sea creatures, sea shells, coral, colorful fish,octopus, dolphin,star fish,jellyfish,clown fish, sand dollars crabs whale.....just to name a few ideas. Whatever you like! You can find ideas on coloring pages magazines and even left over row by row H2o patterns! When you decide what you will make let me know so I can post that.
You will make 16 blocks that are 12.5 inch square unfinished. Send 15 keep one for yourself.
. swap rules:
Dead line for sign up is when I get 16 swappers. Then it will close.
Blocks are DUE no later than June. 20th. That's 3 1/2 months plenty of time!. the blocks will be sorted and returned within a week of getting them.
. ***********late blocks will be returned to you. ******** we will not wait******
If you sign up and can't make the due date please just say so. That way we can make an extra block for ourselves.
You must provide a self addressed and stamped return envelope. It would be advisable to use one that provides tracking and insurance but that's not required. I am not responsible for any lost mail though.
Quality fabrics are required.....no see through fabrics or poor quality.
You must comment on THIS post if you wish to join ( make your intentions clear!)and you MUST comment and share progress regularly. This way we know you are still with us!! Anyone who does not comment or make communication will be removed from the swap. This is so that we do not get to the end of the swap and get disappointed because someone signed up then forgot about it.
please " friend me" if you haven't so that i can communicate with you if needed. And send my address.
1. Carla - blue crab - finished
2.chef Lisa - clownfish - RECEIVED
3. Connie - dolphin
4.Ginny A. - ORCA - RECEIVED
5.Jean M. - squid - RECEIVED
6. Wilma - idol fish - RECEIVED
7. Mary Anne - sea horse.
8. Connie - Beta fish
9. BETH N. Barracuda
10.Teresa S. - octopus
11. ANNA - turtle -RECEIVED
12. KATHY G.- stingray - RECEIVED
13.Chris M. - jelly fish - RECEIVED
14. Cristin M - sea slugs - RECEIVED
15. kenya H. - Tang fish. - RECEIVED .
16. Carla - Angelfish - finished
Started February 27th
Ends June 20th
I did a VW Van quilt. I am not sure where I put my pattern. I actually took mine off from a picture that was on the internet and made my own. I am sure I can find a photo of it.
Oh that would be great. Would be another good use for my scraps.
Wilma, I have used clip art for many applique patterns. Bing is my favorite, I like to print them in black and white but you can also print color.
I have the baracuda all traced out. I have the coral to trace out yet. I ran out of fusible when on the road and places were closed on Sunday and Monday. I hope to get at least one all laid out to show you this week and then get them finished up. I want to be sure which silver metallic fabric to use for my fish and which grays would be best. Between longarm quilting and these blocks, we know what my weekend will be contained thereof.
Go, Beth, go!
Wilma your fish swam in today in good order! Too cute, love the eye placement pages. Lol.
Oh boy, hope they weren’t too tired....lol. Now to next swap, after I finishing binding a quilt and adding embroidery on the last hat for grandson.
……………..IT IS JUNE IT IS JUNE IT IS JUNE!!!!!...………….
You now have 20 days for your blocks to get to my house!!!!! You guys are doing an awesome job!!
and a then all those fish come swimming back to be made into a gorgeous quilt. Now off to check out BOM since it is June 1
Got mine. Two easy ones. I may do those this weekend and I need two more rows of log cabin blocks to finish my pastel floral log cabin.